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Elderly man flown to Providence hospital after bad fall in Cape Cod parking lot

An elderly man who fell in the parking lot of a Cape Cod shopping center Wednesday afternoon was flown to a Providence hospital for treatment of a serious head injury, officials said.

The 72-year-old man was alone when he fell at the shopping center located at 1638 Falmouth Road in Centerville at 4:44 p.m., Centerville Osterville Marstons Mills Fire District Captain Enrique Arrascue said.

The man had an “altered mental status,” Arrascue said in a brief telephone interview.

He was flown to Rhode Island Hospital, Arrascue said.

No further information was available.

Madison Mercado can be reached at madison.mercado@globe.com.